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King Mountain Trail

Basics
Location:
45 miles northwest of Vail
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
10 mile roundtrip
Time:
5 to 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8150 feet
Elevation Change:
2850 feet
Season:
April - October

Description

King Mountain trail climbs along ridge above from Highway 131 near Egeria Creek, from open sagebrush and grassland to pine and aspen forest. The scenery is outstanding, with broad panoramas, and wildlife-watching opportunities are excellent. Fishing is available.

Use limited to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding; motorized vehicles are prohibited.

Tour Companies

  • Near Steamboat Springs
  • Hiking
  • 970-879-3858

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Details

Location:
45 miles northwest of Vail
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
10 mile roundtrip
Time:
5 to 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation:
8150
Elevation Change:
2850
Season:
April - October
Useful Map(s):
USGS 1: 24,000 quads: Blue Hill, Toponas, Trapper,

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

From I-70 at Wolcott drive north on Colorado Highway 131 approximately 31 miles to trailhead on the west side.


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